Flowering Trees of Thailand – Lanete

Thai Name – Mok man (โมกมัน)
Scientific Name – Wrightia arborea
Family Name – Apocynaceae
Other English Names – Ivory, tree, dhudhi, woolly dyeing rosebay
Flowering Season – April-August
Native to Thailand – Yes
Typical Height – 8-20 meters

Not a showy tree, lanetes have small (4-6cm) white widely spaced flowers; subtle but beautiful. It begins with five simple outer petals curving backwards and then later a small yellow-ish or pink-ish inner flower emerges. The flowers begin as a bullet-shaped pod. Lanete is the provincial tree of Ratchaburi province.

flowering lanete tree
lanete tree flower
flowering lanete tree
flower bud from lanete tree
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